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Fireweed - Oregon Desert Trail Journal - 2016

Destination Rome

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Mary "Fireweed" Kwart
City: Ashland
State: Oregon
Country: USA
Begins: Apr 29, 2016
Direction: Eastbound

Daily Summary
Date: Sun, Sep 18th, 2016
Start: OC102
End: Rome
Daily Distance: 9.9
Trip Distance: 646.9

Journal Stats
Entry Visits: 42
Journal Visits: 4,237
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Guestbook Entrys: 6

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Road on Owyhee Rim

The morning dragged on (getting barn sour) with road walking and some minor x-c. Saw two rattlesnakes next to the road. Took a last look at the Owyhee Canyon and, across the canyon, the burn scar from the wildfire that occurred earlier in the year. It will probably be totally green next year. One last challenge was picking a route through the cliff above the boat ramp on the Owyhee River just east of Rome. The most dangerous part of this section is the 1/8 mile walk on shoulderless Hwy 95 going into Rome with 18 wheelers whizzing by within a couple feet. My friends Eric and Preston arrived at Rome the previous night. Rome is a great place to re-group. I loved the little cabin. My first meal at the Rome Station Cafe: tater tots (don't see those everyday), a BLT and a chef salad. I wanted to hook up my camera to the TV in the room to show pics, but couldn't figure it out. Very blustery this evening--I'm glad I'm off the trail. Looks like some weather coming in. We drove back to Ashland the next day. Hope to complete the last 90 miles of the trail later in the fall.

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